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Niolan trumpets its DVD distribution
By JON WALDMAN - SLAM! Wrestling


One of the more prominent DVD companies on the wrestling market is Niolan Entertainment.

The company, based in Gent, Belgium, has been a recent entry into the wrestling recording industry, but it is already making an impact, with sales not only through Internet outlets, but through major retailers, such as Tower Records and Best Buy, as well.

One of Niolan's latest releases, entitled The Shooting Range, concentrates, as the name implies, on shoot interviews done by the company with several names in the business, including New Jack, Vic Grimes, Konnan, Vampiro and Chris Hamrick.

Niolan's Michael Moody notes that this DVD is a particularly interesting piece, because the interviews give both sides of some of wrestling's more interesting behind-the-scenes rivalries. "Most dedicated and well educated professional wrestling fans are familiar with the extreme heat between New Jack and Vic Grimes and also the hatred between Konnan and Vampiro dating as far back as their early years in Mexico."

Another large Niolan project wrapped up earlier this summer, when the company concluded a call for independent wrestling feds to send them tapes for assembly on a compilation DVD. The results of the search, as Moody notes, were incredible, thanks in part to the reputation Niolan has as in the industry.

"Promoters and wrestlers want to work with Niolan Entertainment because we are a huge company that is 100% reliable and honest," Moody says. "You have to understand that the DVD distribution business is a very dirty game. I know over 100 DVD producers that have had their productions released in the stores and they never once received a cheque from the distributor and that is a crime."

"Niolan Entertainment has a strong reputation to protect and we would never allow for that to be ruined. Promoters and owners of pro wrestling tape libraries realize how serious we are in terms of protecting our image and they realize that Niolan Entertainment is one of the few distributors interested in pro wrestling DVDs that can be 100% trusted."

Moody is also quick to point out that the recent releases by Niolan aren't just a quick fad for the multi-genre production company. He explains that Niolan is committed to producing an entire library of recordings that will be released for the remainder of the year. "We are not looking to release just one DVD of pro wrestling footage," he says.

"Niolan Entertainment is a company that thinks big and we make huge things happen. Expect to see a lot of pro wrestling DVDs released throughout the next year by Niolan Entertainment and I promise that our production quality will make our competitors look bad. Niolan Entertainment is dealing with the hottest wrestling promotions in the world, the footage is superb, the DVD box art will also be extremely impressive and our DVDs will stand out from the competition as something very special."

Jon Waldman has been a SLAM! writer since 2000.